Derry's Elemental to be acquired by UK health informatics firm

  • Derry tech firm, Elemental Software, is to become part of Servelec, the Sheffield-based supplier of digital care software across health, social care, education and youth services in the UK.

    The acquisition of the social prescribing company by Servelec will see Elemental Software continue to operate from its current base in Derry under its own brand and leadership team as part of a larger business focused on connecting communities through digital care.

    Established by former community development workers, Jennifer Neff and Leeann Monk-Ozgul, Elemental provides technology that connects people with the right support and services in their community to help address social issues they are facing and improve their wellbeing.

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    GPs, Multi-Disciplinary Teams (MDTs), housing associations, social prescribing link workers, education, and community and voluntary sector organisations can use it to establish, scale and measure the effectiveness of social prescribing and population health management.

    The company said it has seen demand for its solutions grow significantly in recent years, particularly throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, and being part of Servelec provides the potential for the adoption of its social prescribing technology to be accelerated.

    “This is really good news for Elemental, Derry, Northern Ireland, and for social prescribing," said Jennifer Neff.

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    "Leeann and I founded Elemental with the goal of growing the adoption of social prescribing and helping embed it in health and social care as a way to halt avoidable health inequalities. Servelec shares a similar commitment to improving lives with technology and is strongly committed to accelerating Elemental’s growth to drive the uptake of social prescribing.

    Ian Crichton, CEO at Servelec added that his company “will be supporting Elemental Software to accelerate its plans for growth."

    “Together, through social prescribing, we have a huge opportunity to connect people with the community-based programmes, services and interventions that make a positive impact on their lives.”

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